Harry S. Ladd - Eniwetok, book 1, May 12 - June 1, 1952
About the Project
What is the effect of nuclear weapons on marine life? Harry S. Ladd was part of a group doing research in the Marshall Islands during a ten-year period of weapons testing. Four years after testing had begun on the Eniwetok Atoll, this paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey arrived to study the coral reefs and the marine life surrounding the atoll as part of the Pacific Islands Mapping Survey. His notebooks contain his personal records of his field work obtaining and examining core samples from the reef and other tasks. Please join us in transcribing the first part of this Pacific Island authority's Eniwetok journal.